How much story is there to tell when it comes to 16-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber? Enough to fill a feature length film apparently as An Inconvenient Truth helmer Davis Guggenheim is reportedly negotiating to direct an Untitled Justin Bieber Biopic, which will also be released in 3D no less.
Details on just what exactly the story will entail are sketchy at the moment, but word is Bieber will play himself in the film which “will be sprinkled with performances from his current concert tour.” The pic is already set for a Valentine’s Day weekend, February 11, 2011 release through Paramount Pictures.
Bieber, then 13-years-old, became a star after his performances on YouTube were seen by Scooter Braun, after which he was introduced to R&B star Usher. Usher and Braun then established a joint venture to release Bieber’s work with the young singer’s first album dropping back in November 2009. Here’s the rest from the opening of Wikipedia’s page on the young singer:
His debut single, “One Time”, was released worldwide during 2009, and charted within the top 30 in over ten countries. It was followed by his debut release, My World on November 17, 2009, which was certified platinum in the United States, which at the time gave Bieber the highest debut by a new artist in the year, and made Bieber the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. His first full studio release, My World 2.0 was released on March 23, 2010 and has since received similar success; debuting at number one and within the top ten of several countries and was certified platinum in less than two months of release in the United States. It was preceded by international hit song “Baby” in January 2010.
How popular is this kid? Mike Fleming at Deadline believes part of the breakout success of this summer’s The Karate Kid is due in part to the video Bieber made with Jaden Smith for the song “Never Say Never”. On top of that, his recently released video “Baby” featuring Ludacris has had nearly 271 million views on YouTube since being released on February 19. That’s a lot of views.
Bieber tweeted the news on his personal Twitter account saying, “Next Valentine’s we r coming with a major 3D Movie telling the story with an Oscar winning director and also filmin the tour at MSG in NYC!! This is so sick!! Gonna come out in theatre’s Worldwide Valentine’s 2011!!! I’m taking this thing worldwide thanks to u all!! Hyped!!”
Featured just below is a taste of Bieber’s work, a brand new video just released titled “Love Me” which he made for his fanbase thanking them “for the amazing support they have given [him] around the world.”